'BRUSSELS.' by J. Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1860
A decorative and detailed mid 19th century city plan of Brussels, Belgium which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by J. Watkins) and published in Thomas Wright's Universal Pronouncing Dictionary (London: London Printing and Publishing House, c.1860). Originally published in John Tallis's Illustrated Atlas (see below).
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The Brussels plan was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of the Royal Palace, the Town Hall (Hotel de Ville), the Church of St. Gudula, the Avenue in the Park and the city from the Porte Anderlecht.
- This is an original steel engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 32.6cms by 26.2cms (including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; horizontal folds, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.